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Uppu Seedai | Gokulashtami Recipes

Uppu Seedai

Uppu seedai is a South Indian snacks prepared during Festivals like Deepavali, Gokulastami. My kid loves this seedai a lot, So I used to prepare this seedai as a evening snack.Tips are given below to avoid bursting of seedai. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing south Indian Uppu Seedai recipe.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins 
Ready In:45 mins
Yields : 2 Servings
Uppu Seedai

For Deep Frying
Rice Flour
1 Cup
Urad dal
2 tbsp
Sesame seeds
1 tsp
Unsalted butter
1/2 tbsp
As needed

  • Dry roast urad dal to golden brown and grind to fine powder in a blender. 
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  • Sieve rice flour and urad dal powder. Add rice flour,urad dal powder, sesame seeds,butter,salt, and water.
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  • Make soft dough (similar to Chappathi dough).Take a fraction of dough and prepare balls of 1 inch diameter. Don't make smooth balls.
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  • Dry the prepared balls in paper towel for 20-30 mins. Using a tooth pick, prick a small hole in each ball. 
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  • Heat enough oil to deep fry. To check whether oil is hot, drop a little dough into oil. If it bubbles up on top, then oil is hot. Carefully  drop the dough into the oil . 
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  • Fry till light golden brown colour. Drain the excess oil by placing it in a paper towel.
Tips :
To avoid bursting, sieve rice flour and urad dal flour, don't make smooth balls, prick a small hole in each ball. All three above process will avoid air locking and bursting of seedai.


  1. wow delicious and crispy seedai's :) lovely pictorial and well explained dear :)

  2. Crunchy munchy balls, love to munch rite now.

  3. wonderful tips ,i am tempted to try them.my kiddos fav snack.

  4. These little fried beauties are impressive. The crunch with the sesame seeds are just perfect for snacking.

  5. Its long since I had them.. you have made it perfectly Nithya :-)

  6. Crunchy and looks very very perfect Nithya...

  7. Love your Janmashtami series.Creating festive mood :)Uppu seedai looks perfect n crispy

  8. How I wish I cud grab some ! Super :)


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